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Ya Sin (Ya Sin, Ya-Seen)
as rendered by Aisha Bewley
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Aisha Bewley rendition of Surah Ya Sin, Ya-Seen(Ya Sin)
36:1 Ya Sin.
36:2 By the Wise Qur´an.
36:3 Truly you are one of the Messengers
36:4 on a Straight Path.
36:5 The revelation of the Almighty, the Most Merciful
36:6 so that you may warn a people whose fathers were not warned and who are therefore unaware.
36:7 The Word has been justly carried out against most of them so they have no iman.
36:8 We have put iron collars round their necks reaching up to the chin, so that their heads are forced back.
36:9 We have placed a barrier in front of them and a barrier behind them, blindfolding them so that they cannot see.
36:10 It makes no difference to them whether you warn them or do not warn them: they will not have iman.
36:11 You can only warn those who act on the Reminder and fear the All-Merciful in the Unseen. Give them the good news of forgiveness and a generous reward.
36:12 We bring the dead to life and We record what they send ahead and what they leave behind. We have listed everything in a clear register.
36:13 Make an example for them of the inhabitants of the city when the Messengers came to it.
36:14 When We sent them two and they denied them both, so We reinforced them with a third. They said, ´Truly We have been sent to you as Messengers.´
36:15 They said, ´You are nothing but human beings like ourselves. The All-Merciful has not sent down anything. You are simply lying.´
36:16 They said, ´Our Lord knows we have been sent as Messengers to you.
36:17 We are only responsible for clear transmission.´
36:18 They said, ´We see an evil omen in you. If you do not stop we will stone you and you will suffer a painful punishment at our hands.´
36:19 They said, ´Your evil omen is in yourselves. Is it not just that you have been reminded? No, you are an unbridled people!´
36:20 A man came running from the far side of the city, saying, ´My people! follow the Messengers!
36:21 Follow those who do not ask you for any wage and who have received guidance.
36:22 Why indeed should I not worship Him Who brought me into being, Him to Whom you will be returned?
36:23 Am I to take as gods instead of Him those whose intercession, if the All-Merciful desires harm for me, will not help me at all and cannot save me?
36:24 In that case I would clearly be misguided.
36:25 I have iman in your Lord so listen to me!´
36:26 He was told, ´Enter the Garden!´ He said, ´If my people only knew
36:27 how my Lord has forgiven me and placed me among the honoured ones!´
36:28 We did not send down to his people any host from heaven after him nor would We send one down.
36:29 It was but one Great Blast and they were extinct.
36:30 Alas for My slaves! No Messenger comes to them without their mocking him.
36:31 Do they not see how many generations before them We have destroyed and that they will not return to them?
36:32 Each and every one will be summoned to Our presence.
36:33 A Sign for them is the dead land which We bring to life and from which We bring forth grain of which they eat.
36:34 We place in it gardens of dates and grapes, and cause springs to gush out in it,
36:35 so they may eat its fruits — they did not do it themselves. So will they not be thankful?
36:36 Glory be to Him who created all the pairs: from what the earth produces and from themselves and from things unknown to them.
36:37 A Sign for them is the night: We peel the day away from it and there they are in darkness.
36:38 And the sun runs to its resting place. That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing.
36:39 And We have decreed set phases for the moon, until it ends up looking like an old palm spathe.
36:40 It is not for the sun to overtake the moon nor for the night to outstrip the day; each one is swimming in a sphere.
36:41 A Sign for them is that We carried their families in the laden ship.
36:42 And We have created for them the like of it in which they sail.
36:43 If We wished, We could drown them with no one to hear their cry, and then they would not be saved —
36:44 except as an act of mercy from Us, to give them enjoyment for a time.
36:45 They are told, ´Have taqwa of what is before you and behind you so that hopefully you will have mercy shown to you.´
36:46 Not one of your Lord´s Signs comes to them without their turning away from it.
36:47 And when they are told, ´Spend from the provision Allah has given you,´ those who are kafir say to those who have iman, ´Why should we feed someone whom, if He wished, Allah would feed Himself? You are clearly in error.´
36:48 And they say, ´When will this promise come about if you are telling the truth?´
36:49 What are they waiting for but one Great Blast to seize them while they are quibbling?
36:50 They will not be able to make a will or return to their families.
36:51 The Trumpet will be blown and at once they will be sliding from their graves towards their Lord.
36:52 They will say, ´Alas for us! Who has raised us from our resting-place? This is what the All-Merciful promised us. The Messengers were telling the truth.´
36:53 It will be but one Great Blast, and they will all be summoned to Our presence.
36:54 Today no self will be wronged in any way. You will only be repaid for what you did.
36:55 The Companions of the Garden are busy enjoying themselves today,
36:56 they and their wives reclining on couches in the shade.
36:57 They will have fruits there and whatever they request.
36:58 ´Peace!´ A word from a Merciful Lord.
36:59 ´Keep yourselves apart today, you evildoers!
36:60 Did I not make a contract with you, tribe of Adam, not to worship Shaytan, who truly is an outright enemy to you,
36:61 but to worship Me? That is a straight path.
36:62 He has led huge numbers of you into error. Why did you not use your intellect?
36:63 This is the Hell that you were promised.
36:64 Roast in it today because you were kafirun.´
36:65 Today We seal up their mouths and their hands speak to us, and their feet bear witness to what they have earned.
36:66 If We wished, We could put out their eyes. Then, though they might race for the path, how would they see?
36:67 If We wished, We could transform them where they stand so they would neither be able to go out nor return.
36:68 When We grant long life to people, We return them to their primal state. So will you not use your intellect?
36:69 We did not teach him poetry nor would it be right for him. It is simply a reminder and a clear Qur´an
36:70 so that you may warn those who are truly alive and so that the Word may be carried out against the kafirun.
36:71 Have they not seen how We created for them, by Our own handiwork, livestock which are under their control?
36:72 We have made them tame for them and some they ride and some they eat.
36:73 And they have other uses for them, and milk to drink. So will they not be thankful?
36:74 They have taken gods besides Allah so that perhaps they may be helped.
36:75 They cannot help them even though they are an army mobilised in their support.
36:76 So do not let their words distress you. We know what they keep secret and what they divulge.
36:77 Does not man see that We created him from a drop yet there he is, an open antagonist!
36:78 He makes likenesses of Us and forgets his own creation, saying, ´Who will give life to bones when they are decayed?´
36:79 Say ´He who made them in the first place will bring them back to life. He has total knowledge of each created thing;
36:80 He Who produces fire for you from green trees so that you use them to light your fires.´
36:81 Does He who created the heavens and earth not have the power to create the same again? Yes indeed! He is the Creator, the All-Knowing.
36:82 His command when He desires a thing is just to say to it, ´Be!´ and it is.
36:83 Glory be to Him Who has the Dominion of all things in His Hand. To Him you will be returned.


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